From The Jam Factory – Sarah Hyndman.

Flexible desk space to rent by the day in London N16

Posted in Clapton, Dalston, Desk space to rent, Newington Green, Stoke Newington by Type Tasting on May 1, 2016

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Do you work from home in the Stoke Newington, Clapton or Dalston areas? Would you like occasional desk space in a bright and friendly shared space?

Desks are available by the day in a bright, friendly studio in a converted Chocolate Factory overlooking a pretty courtyard. £22 per day, every 9th day is free. Ideal if you work from home or are starting a business and would like to spend time with like-minded people without the commitment of a permanent office.

The large, bright studio is home to creative company Type Tasting. There are desks in the main area and up on the mezzanine level, the studio has a balcony which overlooks the shared cobbled courtyard with tables to eat lunch on. You will have access to the extensive library of design books and our social networking sessions.


The Chocolate Factory is a friendly community of studios tucked down a quiet road on the doorstep of bustling Dalston. Jacksons Art and Handover sign painting supplies are right next door, and Kingsland Road is a couple of minutes walk away.

Shared kitchen area
Balcony and shared courtyard
Large windows and wooden floors

Transport: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction and Rectory Road stations are a short walk away. The studio is also on a range of bus routes, many of which operate 24 hours a day (149, 243, 67, 76).

Cost: £22 per day, the 9th day is free.
All bills and VAT are included, deposit required.

Contact: sarah(at)

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Look Up

Posted in Dalston by Type Tasting on July 18, 2010

At street level this is an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet with bright plastic signage, but just look up…

Neon internet

Posted in Dalston by Type Tasting on July 18, 2010

Dalston: Peeling the layers

Posted in Dalston by Type Tasting on July 18, 2010

Dalston has been stripped back layer by layer as buildings have come down to make way for the new London Overground and the resulting development of the existing buildings.

I find the revealing of the insides of somebody’s house – the choice of paint, the fireplaces, the faded patches where pictures hung – strangely intrusive, private becoming public.

Alexandra Blum has been the official artist in residence whilst this has been taking place. In her own words “I’ve been making drawings of the streets in Dalston for about 12 months, building up a series of images, to give a sense of how the area is changing: the life cycle of Dalston’s buildings, the interaction between existing buildings and spaces and the potential impact of new constructions.  As part of a residency, I am now drawing from inside the site too, exploring the sequence of temporary spaces before they vanish beneath the building’s final form.”


Posted in Dalston by Type Tasting on July 18, 2010

The inevitability of change as the regeneration of an area picks up its pace

Where East meets North

Posted in Dalston by Type Tasting on July 18, 2010

There is no NE London. I live and work along the diagonal that starts at the bottom of Kingsland Road where North and East London are at opposite sides of the same road. Dalston is where N1 and E8 meet, and I live in N16 whilst my neighbours are in E5. Big distinctions in London where living ‘norf, saath, east or west’ evoke such a strong sense of loyalty and identity.

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